It’s something that many dog owners dread – housebreaking a puppy or dog. It can be difficult, challenging, even downright frustrating. It can also be a breeze.
puppy or dog. It can be difficult, challenging, even downright frustrating. It can also be a breeze.
Much depends on the dog’s temperament, of course. Some dogs will just want to please and will be happy to learn the rules of the house (which means not doing their business in the house), while others will challenge you until you just feel as if you can’t be challenged anymore.
But training either kind of dog can be easier if you have a few tricks up your sleeve. If you understand
your dog’s basic temperament, his canine nature and what motivates him, you can quickly learn how to work with (not against) him to achieve housetraining.
If you know how to condition your dog properly and if you are patient, consistent and determined, you should be able to housetrain your dog in record time.
So, that’s what we’re all about providing in this guide – tips and tricks for teaching your puppy (or dog) the finer points of being housetrained.
Here’s what we’ll cover in this handy guide:
Chapter 1 – Introduction.
Chapter 2 – Behave Yourself: Understanding Your Dog’s Behavior. It’s important before you try to train a dog that you understand how a dog thinks and operates. Once you have that basic understanding, getting your dog to comply will be easier.
Chapter 3 – General Housebreaking Methods. In this chapter, we’ll look at the various methods that you can use to housebreak a dog. It’s best to pick just one method and stick with it, but we’ll highlight several different methods that you can choose from.
Chapter 4 – Housetraining the Puppy. Housebreaking your puppy is a lot different than working with an older dog. In this chapter, we’ll examine the ideal age at which to train a puppy, how to work with whatever he’s been taught before you get him and how to get your dog housetrained in no time.
Chapter 5 – Housetraining a dog. If you get an older dog and he’s not fully housebroken, you have a bit more work to do. But all is not lost – there are many tips and tricks to training even the older dog and we’ll share those in this chapter.
Chapter 6 – Your stubborn dog and other problems. Is your dog shaking a paw at the very notion of being housebroken? Read this chapter for some tips on how to get him in line and fast. We’ll also include some resources for working with your dog further.